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10 Things To Know About DR

10 Things To Know About DR
  1. Diastasis Recti gets all the attention, but it is NOT the only weakness to be concerned about post-partum. There are several others even more common and just as important. 
  2. If you want accurate measurements, you have to do it the same way each time by the same person. Ultrasound can be very effective, but the technician also has to be well trained.
  3. Sometimes a Diastasis Recti can appear to shorten (tissue doesn't actually tighten, but muscles engage closer together) so Diastasis Recti actually hasn't shortened, but function has improved.
  4. Diastasis Recti does not have to shorten all the way to become functional
  5. Diastasis Recti only becomes functional by reconditioning the entire inner core system progressively
  6. 3 moms with the same Diastasis Recti can have 3 different situations and limitations
  7. Having a belly bulge does not always mean you have Diastasis Recti
  8. Skinny moms can have Diastasis Recti too
  9. Once Diastasis Recti becomes functional and the inner core system becomes coordianated and CAN move on to other core exercises safely
  10. Diastasis Recti doesn't mean the muscles have literally separated. It means the fascia/tissue or linea alba has thinned and weakened. If there is a is considered a hernia.
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